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195
Aranda, Gabriel de.
VIDA, Y GLORIOSA MUERTE DEL V. PADRE SEBASTIAN DE MONROY, RELIGIOSO DE LA COMPAÑIA DE JESUS, QUE MURIO DILATANDO LA FÉ ALANCEADO DE LOS BARBAROS EN LAS ISLAS MARIANAS. SEVILLE: THOMAS LOPEZ DE HARO, 1690
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195
Aranda, Gabriel de.
VIDA, Y GLORIOSA MUERTE DEL V. PADRE SEBASTIAN DE MONROY, RELIGIOSO DE LA COMPAÑIA DE JESUS, QUE MURIO DILATANDO LA FÉ ALANCEADO DE LOS BARBAROS EN LAS ISLAS MARIANAS. SEVILLE: THOMAS LOPEZ DE HARO, 1690
Estimate
1,5002,500
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
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Aranda, Gabriel de.
VIDA, Y GLORIOSA MUERTE DEL V. PADRE SEBASTIAN DE MONROY, RELIGIOSO DE LA COMPAÑIA DE JESUS, QUE MURIO DILATANDO LA FÉ ALANCEADO DE LOS BARBAROS EN LAS ISLAS MARIANAS. SEVILLE: THOMAS LOPEZ DE HARO, 1690
first edition, 4to (204 x 142mm.), 2 engraved plates, old vellum, later red morocco label
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Palau 14941; Medina (Filipinas) 234

Catalogue Note

The mission to evangelise the inhabitants of the Mariana Islands was initiated by Father Diego Luis de San Vitores who had arrived on the islands with a few companions on 16 June 1668 and established their main base at Agana, on the island of Guam. For many years it was one of the most dangerous of the Jesuit missions and despite the protection of a small garrison of mixed Spanish and Filipino troops many priests were martyred. Father Monroy, who was killed in 1676 at the age of 28 was "the victim of native retaliation against the Spaniards for the execution of a chief after a Spanish soldier was found murdered in September 1676. Monroy and six soldiers were on their way to Agana after the outbreak of trouble when they were lured onto the canoe of a chief whom they thought friendly. Once the canoe was well offshore, the Chamorros overturned it and finished off the priest and soldiers with spears and clubs. With the death of Monroy, the first period of martyrdom came to an end." (Francis X. Hezel, From Conversion to Conquest: The Early Spanish Mission in the Marianas). The author of this work, the Jesuit father Gabriel Aranda, was one of the earliest missionaries to go to the Marianas.

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